Various fees are charged for use of City of Calgary streets, parks, equipment and personnel.
Select a heading to see the full rates for each section. The Calgary filming rate sheet is also available to download as a PDF document.
Please note: All rates are subject to change, and all charges are subject to GST (GST #119457869)
Permits are required to film in Calgary. Please visit the Permits & Applications section to learn more and apply for all applicable permits.
Traffic and parking
Traffic control set-up
Traffic engineering requires a minimum of 2 to 4 business days' notice to coordinate permits and traffic control requests.
Non-emergency lane closures will not be permitted on major streets during peak traffic times (6 - 9 a.m. and 3 - 6 p.m.)
Estimated Flat Rate Fees for City provided Traffic Control (One-time setups):
- Temporary No Parking Signs / Sidewalk Closed / No Thru Traffic: $160 - $357 + G.S.T.*
- Single Right or Left Lane closures: $255 - $380 + G.S.T.*
- 2 Lanes Closed, Two-Way Traffic setups: $375 - $445 + G.S.T.*
- Road Closed / Major setups: $490 - $570 + G.S.T.*
* These are estimates only. Fees are subject to change.
In addition, any use of City of Calgary Right of Way requires Street Use permits at a rate of $18.38 per day (including G.S.T.)
Parking Authority (ParkPlus system)
An applicant requiring the use of reserved parking spaces may also apply for a Temporary No Parking Permit. These spaces must be posted with appropriate Temporary No Parking Signs (NPAT) at least 12 hours in advance of the start time indicated on the permit. e.g. If an applicant requires use of parking at 08:00 on a Wednesday, the parking space permitted must be posted with NPAT signs by 20:00 Tuesday evening (the previous day).
If the applicant has access to approved NPAT signs they are permitted to place their own signs for parking bans / reservations. The applicant may also hire an outside contractor to supply the signs, or for an additional fee the applicant can arrange for The City of Calgary to provide and setup NPAT signs as per the requirements of the Temporary No Parking Permit.
If ParkPlus spaces are impacted by permit requests and setups, applicants are also responsible for the parking costs depending on the ParkPlus zone:
- $30.00 per 6.5m space per day in the Core ($20.00 on Saturdays)
- $20.00 per 6.5m space per day in Downtown
- $10.00 per 6.5m space per day in ParkPlus outside of the Downtown and the Core zones.
Rates at ParkPlus meters and parkades vary – please visit www.calgaryparking.com for a location map and applicable rates.
Parks and recreation
Pathway segments and green space rates
|Green Space||$47.24 per day *|
|Pathways (except below)||$47.24 per day *|
|Pathway segments B4 - 7||$68.88 per day **|
|Special Event Admin Fee||$26.25 (non-refundable, due upon processing of application)|
All City of Calgary permits are subject to a $3.00 Risk Management fee. This is a flat fee charged per permit, not per date/time booked.
*Picnic site fees apply if booking a picnic site for a special event. If additional green space is required to accommodate the event, additional green space fee will apply.
**B4 – 7 are Bow River Pathways:
Shouldice Park Pathway, Edworthy Park Pathway, Prince's Island Park North & South Pathways
Picnic site rates
|1 - 25 People||$58.81|
|26 - 50 People||$101.55|
|51 - 100 People||$194.75|
|101 - 150 People||
$327.48 *Minimum Price for Bowness sites 1 - 5 during the high season,
Beginning after May long weekend through to October long weekend.
|151 - 200 People||$461.49|
|201 - 250 People||$595.28|
|251 - 300 People||$729.29|
|301 - 400 People||$929.40|
|401 - 500 People||$1,197.10|
Fees include a $10.50 administration fee.
Fees include a $3.00 Risk Management fee.
A $10.50 Amendment/Cancellation Fee is applied to each permit for changes made after a permit has been issued.
Cancellations or amendments must be received by the bookings section a minimum of seven (7) business days in advance of the rental date. Failure to observe these deadlines will result in the renter being charged the full cost of the rental.
All fees include GST.
City-owned property and vehicles
Use of City-owned property
Three (3) car C-Train with driver
$600/hour (time restrictions apply)
Transit bus with driver
$110/hour (time restrictions apply)
|Constable||$124/hour plus GST|
|Sergeant||$147/hour plus GST|
|Staff Sergeant||$156/hour plus GST|
|Marked vehicle||Add $30/hour plus GST (maximum $360/day/vehicle)|
(GST # 119457869)
Four (4) working days' notice (Monday through Friday) required to request officers.
To make a new request for pay duty service, or to make a change to an existing request, please contact:
Pay Duty Office, 403-428-2023, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. each working day
There is a cancellation policy of one (1) full business day (Monday through Friday).
To cancel a request scheduled for:
- Saturday, Sunday or Monday Cancel by end of business on Thursday
- Tuesday Cancel by end of business on Friday
- Wednesday Cancel by end of business on Monday
- Thursday Cancel by end of business on Tuesday
- Friday Cancel by end of business on Wednesday
Three (3) hour charge per officer for insufficient cancellation notification.
Please note:All fire department pricing includes the appropriate amount of personnel to man the following vehicles.
Pyrotechnic and open flame permit
|Special effects/high level||$115/location|
|Five (5) or more locations||$500|
|Safety codes fee||$10|
|Safety codes officer||$85/hour|
EMS Medical stand-by (one paramedic with response unit)
Ambulance with two paramedics